5 Hours Motivational Interviewing Communication Skills Course


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How we communicate with our clients is important. Using communication techniques that promote respect and autonomy can greatly increase the ability for different types of people to find commonality. Motivational Interviewing is a communication style that allows each client to reveal their unique situation and have the health care provider respond in a way that is genuine and tailored to that particular mother and baby. Everyone wants to be understood. Avoiding common mistakes such as making false assumptions is avoided when we allow each client to tell their story in their own way.

This course will cover basic skills:

The spirit of Motivational Interviewing
The purpose of Motivation Interviewing
OARS- Open ended questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summaries
Rolling with Resistance
Offering Information in a respectful way

Motivational Interviewing can be studied for a lifetime! This is a introduction to the concepts and techniques that can you become a better practitioner.

This course fulfills the five hours of required "communication skills" needed to become an IBCLC or to re-certify as an IBCLC.

Join our self study virtual Motivational Interviewing course!

This course fulfills the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline Item VI B.

This course was created by Master Educator, Barbara D. Robertson, MA, IBCLC, LLL who has been practicing and learning about Motivational Interviewing for over 12 years.

You will need to complete 9 lessons, 3 assignments, and 1 quiz to complete this course.
Cost $69.00 for 5 L-CERPs
You will have access to the course for 6 weeks after you make your payment.

Some objectives of the course:
The learner will be able to identify three areas where communication commonly breaks down.
The learner will be able to define what Motivational Interviewing is and how it can be helpful in helping mothers reach their breastfeeding goals.
The learner will be able to utilize two of the four elements of Motivational Interviewing and explain how they relate to lactation help.